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Major gifts event celebrates ties to family, each other 3 Anchor recognized for service to community
Averbuch builds on foundation of leadership 14 Rockets slam southern Israel
Rabbis, educators, cantors to teach at Global Day of Jewish Learning
he Global Day of Jewish Learning, sponsored by a host of local Jewish organizations, is just a couple of weeks away. “It promises to be a great day for community members to engage in an inspired and enjoyable event with outstanding Jewish scholars and teachers who will lead sessions on Jewish concepts of blessings and gratitude,” Jewish Federation of Nashville Executive Director Mark Freedman said. The event will be held on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Akiva School beginning at 10 a.m. It kicks off with the keynote scholar in residence, Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, who will lead a communal
learning session on the centrality of gratitude in Jewish life as portrayed in the Torah and Talmud. Following a communal lunch break ($10 per person) two afternoon sessions will begin covering a wide array of topics. Afternoon-session teachers joining Rabbi Hirschfield will include Rabbi Joshua Barton, Cantor Tracy Fishbein, Miriam Halachmi, Daniel Hoffman, Cantor Marcia Lane, Rabbi Shana Goldstein Mackler, Daniella Pressner, Sophie Rapoport, Rabbi Kliel Rose, Rabbi Shlomo Rothstein, Rabbi Mark Schiftan, Rabbi Saul Strosberg and Rabbi Yitzchok Tiechtel. Sessions will address particular aspects of Jewish concepts of blessings and gratitude. No prior knowledge of Jewish texts is required to participate in any
of the classes that will be offered at the Global Day of Jewish Learning. Concurrent with the morning program, Melissa Sostrin will lead a PJ Library session for preschool-age children and their parents from 10-11 a.m. Please visit www.jewishnashville.org/globalday to register for the Global Day program. You may also contact Barbara Schwarcz at email@example.com or call Barbara at 354-1630 to register or to obtain more information about the Global Day of Jewish Learning. Baby-sitting and senior transportation will be available upon request. The participation of Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield in the Global Day is made possible through the generous support of Libby and Moshe Werthan. The Global Day program is also sponsored, in part, by a grant from the Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee. c
Roll up to the Mystery Tour (Main Event) and support the GJCC
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ber one? The Magical Mystery Tour, GJCC Main Event 2012, will be your chance to step back in time. So break out those white go-go boots and wide lapels and get ready to jam to the stellar sounds of The WannaBeatles, dine on a huge UK feast and shop ’til you drop at the hippest auction this side of the pond. It’s not too late to make your reservation for Saturday, Nov. 3. Contact the Gordon Jewish Community Center today. The Main Event is the GJCC’s annual fundraiser, which contributes to your Jewish community center and raises money for scholarships for children and families. A special thank you to the two title sponsors, Embassy Dental and Mapco. Join us on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for the Main Event Art and Jewelry sale to be held in the GJCC. Stock up on Hanukkah gifts for loved ones – and yourself – as you peruse all of the wonderful items donated to the Main Event. Wine
and appetizers will be served. Drop in on the Main Event Auction Preview on Friday, Nov. 2 from 2-5:30 p.m. Spend happy hour with the GJCC! Shop and place bids
on hundreds of amazing items even if you can’t attend the Main Event. There will be something for everyone up on the auction block. Continued on page 3
There’s music in the air with the 2012 Nashville Jewish Film Festival
ho’s helping keep the music in Music City? The 2012 Nashville Jewish Film Festival! This year’s festival, November 7-15, opens and closes with music in the air and at the movies. The Opening Night Cocktail Supper, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Cabana Restaurant, promises to be full of toe-tapping fun. Patrons will enjoy the Cabana cuisine and the sounds of the Metropolitan Klezmer Band, which The Village Voice described as “delightfully rambunctious.” These New York musicians will warm up the crowd with folkloric
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tunes, Yiddish pop, Soviet-era tango and Jewish drinking songs. Immediately following dinner, the crowd will proceed to the Belcourt Theatre for the 7:30 p.m. screening of the documentary “Hava Nagila (The Movie).” Continued on page 3
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Major gifts event celebrates ties to family and to each other By Kathy Carlson
ommunity members shared family traditions and history at this year’s Major Gifts Society Dinner, an event of the Jewish Federation and Foundation of Nashville that took place at Vanderbilt Hillel on Oct. 4. Billed as Sunset in the Sukkah, the dinner brought community members together to hear what Jewish tradition means to three speakers, Shirley Zeitlin, David Steine Jr. and Andy May. Rabbi Laurie Rice’s comments provided a framework for their stories. “The event was made special for me due to the excellent speakers,” said Frank Boehm. “It was heartwarming for me to hear Andy May talk about the May Hosiery Mill, which was in his family, and how his family employed so many immigrants from Germany because my mother was one of them.” Each speaker stressed the importance of family and passing down Jewish traditions from generation to generation, about trips to Israel and how meaningful it was and how much support Israel needs, Alyse Sprintz said. “They each spoke wonderfully,”
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Brad Fishel (left) and Bruce Zeitlin under the Sukkah
Alyse Sprintz said. “Andy told about his grandparents and starting May Hosiery Mill and David Steine talked about his mother, father and grandparents. … Shirley (talked about how) her son and one grandson visited another grandson on a six-month program in Israel.” And, she added, community shlicha Hadar Moskovitz was “like a breath of spring” in her remarks to the group. Ellen and Michael Levitt chaired the event, which gave participants the opportunity to make their 2013 Annual Campaign gift, which helps to fund the many services that Federation provides
to fellow Jews in Nashville, Israel and around the world. The whole event “reminded me of the tremendous link that we have with each other and how we as a community have always helped each other in so many ways,” Boehm said. “While the May Hosiery Mill no longer exists, we can all be helpful to others by contributing to this important project of maintaining a Jewish life on this earth. For more information, contact Federation Campaign Director Naomi Limor Sedek at 354-1642 or Naomi@jewishnashville.org. c
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Nashville Jewish Film Festival Continued from page 1 Hava nagila (Let’s rejoice) began as a prayer and had an amazing journey on its way to the folksong hall of fame for American Jewry. Producer/director Roberta Grossman, who will be in attendance, has said, “This is about the happy moments of being a human being.” Both Connie Francis and Harry Belafonte agreed that there was no other song that made audiences so happy. Entertaining and educational films and events continue during the week (see the schedule at www.nashvillejff.org) with more music at the Closing Night Supper and Song on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 5 p.m. at Pancake Pantry, catered by Cabana Restaurant. It promises to be a night of great music, with Morgan Karr performing the music of songwriter Doc Pomus. At 7 p.m. that night at The Belcourt, the documentary “AKA Doc Pomus” will be screened. It tells the story of Jerome Felder, a young Jewish boy from Brooklyn who became one of the founders of rock ’n’ roll in the late 1950s and 1960s. Pomus wrote and co-wrote for Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, the Coasters, and
Roll up to the Mystery Tour (Main Event) Continued from page 1 The Main Event committee and volunteers have been working tirelessly to bring you the most incredible event to date. If you are interested joining in on the fun, contact any of the Main Event Chairs: Judy Eskind, Melissa Melamed, Lorna Graff, Dara Freiberg or Sara Melamed. They are also assisted by 2011 Main Event
Chairs Leslie Kirshner and Rhonda Wernick. Oh, and the trivia answer? The first single by an ex-Beatle to reach number one was “My Sweet Lord” by George Harrison. Who knew? For more information about the Magical Mystery Tour: Main Event 2012, contact Meryl Kraft, (615) 356-7170, firstname.lastname@example.org. c
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many more. You’ll find yourself singing the familiar lyrics to “Save the Last Dance for Me” and “Magic Moments” as you follow the remarkable journey of this man and the thousand songs he wrote. Special guests for this closing night include David Preston of BMI, Nashville; Sharyn Felder, the daughter of Jerome Felder; Amy Linton, the film’s associate producer and editor; and singer/songwriter/author/ actress Marshall Chapman. Please join the NJFF in its celebration of music on Closing Night – and all week of what promises to be another great Festival year in Nashville. c
If one of the worries on your mind is how to tell your family there will be no gifts this year for Chanukah The Jewish Family Service Chanukah Gift Program is waiting to hear from you. Please call 354-1672, confidentially, to let us know how we can help. Volunteers are waiting to bring some light into your Chanukah.
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Anchor recognized for helping Tennessee to remember Holocaust
elicia Anchor, the child of Holocaust survivors and a longtime advocate for Holocaust remembrance and education, was honored for her service to the community during Shabbat services at The Temple on Oct. 12. For 27 years, Anchor has served as a commissioner on the Tennessee Holocaust Commission, which was created by the state legislature. She recently stepped down as the Commision’s chair after serving in that role for 16 years. Anchor will continue to serve as a commissioner. The Commission’s primary role is Holocaust education. During Anchor’s years as chair, the Commission has participated in the publication of two books, “The Holocaust and Other Genocides: History, Representation, Ethics” and “Living On: Portraits of Tennessee Survivors and Liberators.” The Commission has supported annual Days of Remembrance at the state Capitol each year, has recognized
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teachers for Holocaust education through the annual Belz-Lipman Holocaust Educator Award, and has collaborated with the Cumberland County Playhouse and Nashville Ballet to bring
the ballet “Anne Frank” to the rural county east of Nashville. The Holocaust Commission’s “Living On” exhibit of survivors’ and liberators’ stories has been widely shown through the state. Efforts also are under way, with the help of several foundations, to preserve filmed interviews of Tennessee residents who survived the Holocaust or helped liberate concentration camps during World War II. The films will be converted to a digital format, making them more accessible to students, teachers and researchers. Educational programs for teachers have been held across the state, and the Commission has made it possible for teachers to attend educational programs at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Anchor also helped make the Nashville Holocaust Memorial a reality. The outdoor memorial on the grounds of the Gordon Jewish Community Center was dedicated in October 2006. Its 12 memorial walls contain the names of relatives of Nashville families who either
survived or perished in the Holocaust. “Now, if you were to ask Felicia who envisioned the memorial first she will share with you that it was a dream of the Nashville Holocaust survivor community,” Nashville Jewish Federation Campaign Director Naomi Limor Sedek said at The Temple. “…I still remember hearing my grandmother, Elizabeth Limor, of blessed memory, wishing to see a memorial in Nashville in her lifetime and she was fortunate because of Felicia’s leadership to see that dream become a reality. “… As you once said, Felicia, you anticipated the memorial to be a place where remembering and showing respect for the past intermingles with developing an understanding and commitment toward creating a humane future,” Sedek said in thanking Anchor for her service. “… I only hope that we as a community will continue to respect the Holocaust survivors, those who are still alive today as well as those whose memories we continue to keep alive through our own words.” c
First person: Mission to Israel sparks untraditional ties to fellow Jews By Margaret (Meg) Littman
n a hot July morning I was wading on the bank of Percy Priest Lake, talking to a man I had just taught to stand-up paddle. We were sharing tips about international travel and beating jet lag when I mentioned my thenrecent trip to Israel as a part of the Jewish Federation of Nashville’s sponsorship of the National Young Leadership (NYL) Mission. He seemed interested in hearing c
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about my excursion; I was so enthusiastic about what I had seen in the Holy Land that I took any opportunity to share with people. The next thing I knew I had flipped through the many photos on my phone for at least 30 minutes. I showed him the scenes of Ben Yehuda Street coming to life after havdalah, with adults and kids playing and dancing in the street (and me eating the best sandwich of my life: half falafel, half shawarma). Well into this conversation he mentioned that he had always wanted to go to Israel because he is Jewish, although not currently connected to the Jewish community in Nashville. Fast-forward a few months, and this person is a friend, on the guest list for Rosh Hashanah dinner at my house. Perhaps the most unusual thing about this story is that it isn’t an anomaly. Similar conversations and connections about Israel and Nashville Jewry have begun in untraditional places—such as in line to vote and while volunteering for the Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival—since I returned from Israel. Many of these experiences support what I believed before I went to Israel:
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Literacy in Hebrew isn’t required to see opportunities for paddleboarding on Israel’s beaches. Photograph by Meg Littman
Nashville’s Jewish population is diverse and in many cases unaffiliated, but not at all uninterested. In part, this is why I felt like I was a good candidate for the Jewish Federation of Nashville to send on a subsidized summer trip. I am professional journalist and travel writer as well as a Jew. I love talking (and writing and Facebooking) about what I see on my travels, and was convinced that given the opportunity, I would be able to share the experience with people who don’t typically walk through the doors of the Gordon Jewish Community Center. While my post-trip experiences have been in line with my expectations, much of my trip to Israel—which was my first—was different than I anticipated. As part of my job, I travel a lot. I’ve been to many corners of the globe—Iceland, New Zealand, Argentina and Togo, West Africa—and I had wanted to go to Israel for years (if not decades). I had done a fair amount of research on what to see. I stayed for a week after the Mission, so I could spend more time at certain spots and explore parts of the country not on the planned tour. Almost everywhere I went Israelis said to me, “Go home and tell people in America that Israel is not like they say it is on Fox News.” It was easy to do that, because Israel
was not how I was led to believe it would be. I was surprised by the appreciation that Israelis (or at least those I met) have for Americans in general and the Federation in particular. On our tour we visited a number of sites, including the remarkable Susan’s House in Jerusalem. Initially funded in part by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, Susan’s House teaches at-risk teens the craft of glass-making, selling their jewelry and decorative arts in a small shop. The proceeds of the sale have allowed the program to be more self-sustaining, and to rely on fewer Federation funds going forward. I was pleasantly surprised by how safe I felt, even traveling on my own, without a command of the language (seriously, two of the only non-religious words I know in Hebrew are “jellyfish” and “paddleboard”) or an advance itinerary. The land was lusher and greener than it was in my mind’s eye, not the barren desert landscape I’d pictured. On our tour we visited wineries and scenic overlooks, river rafting launches and summer camps. On my own I saw paddling resorts and pristine beaches. At each stop locals told us about what life in Israel was like for them. Whether they were born there or made aliyah, there were commonalities: they either chose to move to Israel or chose to stay. And, despite the tumult and the economy and the uncertainty, that made them content, because they were where they wanted to be. This translated into a joie de vivre I hadn’t anticipated. As one of our fellow NYL Summer Trip participants said as we were watching a particularly joyful street scene in Jerusalem, “Isn’t it great to see so many happy Jews?” My trip to Israel definitely made me a happier Jew. I am hoping that will extend to the larger community. c Editor’s note: Through a grant from the Jewish Federation of Nashville, Meg Littman and four others participated in this year’s Jewish Federations of North America National Young Leadership Mission. It was the second year the Nashville Federation has made this opportunity possible. If you or someone you know is interested in this opportunity please contact Harriet Schiftan, Federation Planning Director, at 354-1687 or firstname.lastname@example.org
First Person: Service trips give collegian a family in Moldova Nashville’s Georgia Rubinowicz, currently a pre-med student at the University of North Carolina, has spent part of the last two summers working in Beltsy, Moldova, with members of Greensboro, N.C.’s Jewish community. The group, organized through the Greensboro Jewish Federation, produces Camp Delet for Beltsy’s Jewish community, providing a way for them to connect with and expand their Jewishness. Here she talks about her experiences over the two years. By Georgia Rubinowicz
eaving Moldova in the summer of 2011, I wanted more than anything to return the following summer. When this became a reality this past June, my excitement was uncontainable – I started a countdown and talked frequently with members of the Beltsy community, who were also enthusiastically awaiting our return. Upon our arrival in Beltsy, my emotions were completely uncontrollable and I experienced an overwhelming sense of happiness. In a strange way, this return felt like a homecoming for me: Even though a long year had passed between us, here we were once again, sharing a week of our lives to support the Jewish community. When I embraced Ira (one of the madrichim I became close with in the summer of 2011) that first day in Beltsy, the feeling was immense and overpowering. I left the previous year not knowing if I would ever see her or any of these remarkable people again, and yet, I found myself standing face to face with this community once more. The entire experience was almost surreal. Returning certainly intensified all my emotions – having connections with people from year to year makes it harder to leave, especially when you hold the uncertainty of your return. Simply put, there is no easy way to say goodbye to people who have touched you in inexplicable ways, people whose love and warmth has impacted your heart, and people who are still very much in need of what you provide. And therefore, these goodbyes become uncertain promises of returning to camp next summer. It becomes easier to say “See you next year” than “Goodbye, forever.” I truly hope that I can keep this promise to the Beltsy community, and that next summer at Camp Delet I will embrace, laugh, and cry with my Moldovan family. And even if I personally am not able to return, I know that others will go and be touched in
Camp Delet allows Jewish residents of Beltsy to maintain and strengthen their Jewish ties.
Friends reunite at Camp Delet in Beltsy, Moldova. Photographs submitted by Georgia Rubinowicz
similar ways, and come to love this community just as much as I do. Our work in both years at Camp Delet has been quite similar. Projects range from arts and crafts emphasizing Jewish learning (making challah covers and mezuzot, for example), or gardening/astronomy projects led by a couple from Greensboro. With Boaz AvrahamKatz, one of the Greensboro leaders, I participated in a leadership workshop with the Beltsy youth, which included team-building activities to strengthen not only their skills as a leaders, but in working as a part of a group. I was able to see not only Ira, but almost all of the same Beltsy community members from last year: Nelea, the head of the camp; Liuda, head art instructor; Paulina, head of the JCC and Chesed; Vova, translator/driver/anything they need him to be. Almost all of the children who were at camp in the summer of 2011 returned, and I was so happy to see their smiling faces again, and for them to remember me as someone who impacted them greatly. It was a true homecoming to my Beltsy family. Greensboro is so close to Chapel Hill, which is so lucky for me. I was able to stay with one of the participants from this year at her home and celebrate both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with her family. This also gives me the chance to see Boaz and Deborah, the leaders of the mission. I keep in touch with them a great deal and see them a lot, seeing as we are only 45 minutes away from each other! Of course I would love to travel to Moldova again next summer to participate with Camp Delet. I don’t think I have ever experienced anything more difficult than saying goodbye to the members of the Beltsy community, peo-
ple who I have grown so close with in such a small amount of time. These goodbyes are so uncertain of what the future holds, and to be able to say I could go back would bring me so much joy. However, I know that with my senior year approaching after this coming summer, I will be busy with applications for medical school, and possible internships/job opportunities, so I will certainly have to prioritize. I know that if none of that mattered, I would be going back to Moldova in a heartbeat, without any hesitations. But it is certainly a very plausible possibility! To anyone who is thinking of participating, I would say to go into camp without any expectations and to let go of any hesitations or anything that might hold you back. You will return with the
sole desire to go back the following summer. The experience is not only rewarding, but life changing, and almost inexplicable unless you experience it firsthand. I find that in Moldova, and as Boaz and I have discussed, you can truly “let loose” without worry of judgment or criticism. The Beltsy community is so warm and it welcomes you as a long-lost family member. Lifelong friendships will be made, and tears will flow by the end of this weeklong journey. c Editor’s note: Rubinowicz’s 2011 work in Beltsy was made possible by grants from the Jewish Federation of Nashville. She returned in 2012 with some financial support from Federation but largely at her own expense. The Jewish Federation of Nashville supports the Jewish community of Beltsy, Moldova, through our ongoing financial support of the American Joint Distribution Committee.
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Protestant churches’ letter on Israel straining ties with Jews By Neil Rubin WASHINGTON (JTA) -- When 15 prominent American Protestant leaders sent a letter to Congress last week calling for an investigation and possible suspension of U.S. aid to Israel, at least one outcome was certain: The Jews wouldn’t like it. On Oct. 17, Jewish groups unilaterally pulled out of an upcoming annual Christian-Jewish roundtable meeting, saying the Oct. 22-23 forum was no longer viable. Earlier in the week, the Anti-Defamation League had said it would skip the meeting and called on representatives from other Jewish groups to follow suit. The Jewish groups – the American Jewish Committee, B’nai B’rith International, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the Conservative movement's Rabbinical Assembly, the Union for Reform Judaism and the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism – wrote to their Christian colleagues that the letter to lawmakers “represents an escalation in activity that the Jewish participants feel precludes a business-as-usual approach.” They called for senior leadership of Jewish and the Christian groups to meet to “deter-
mine a more positive path forward for our communities.” In addition to its content, Jewish groups were upset that they had no advance warning of the letter and that it was released on the first day of a two-day Jewish holiday, when most Jewish organizations were closed in observance of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. The annual Christian-Jewish roundtable began in 2004, as the divestiture issue - whether organizations should sell their investments in operations doing business with Israel - rose to prominence. This year, participants were to update one another on activities regarding Israel, such as the Palestinian push for membership in the United Nations and the upcoming Israeli elections. “There’s been a betrayal of trust,” Ethan Felson, vice president and general counsel of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs umbrella group, told JTA. “We have to discern if there’s a positive path forward.” The Protestants’ letter, sent to every member of Congress, was signed by leaders of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the United Methodist Church, the National Council of Churches USA and the United Church of Christ. Saying they have “witnessed the
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pain and suffering” of both Israelis and Palestinians, the signers said that “unconditional U.S. military assistance to Israel has contributed to this deterioration, sustaining the conflict and undermining the long-term security interests of both Israelis and Palestinians.” The letter called for the launching of “an immediate investigation into possible violations by Israel” of agreements with Washington for alleged illegal use of U.S.-sold weapons against Palestinians. The signers also asked for “regular reporting on compliance and the withholding of military aid for non-compliance.” In the past, many of these same church leaders have sent notes to Congress criticizing specific Israeli efforts, particularly settlement building. However, this is the first salvo against the $3 billion annual U.S. aid package to Israel. A number of mainline Protestant churches have had fights at recent conventions over boycotting products made in the West Bank, divesting in companies doing business with Israel or harshly criticizing Israel’s rule of the West Bank. This summer, the Presbyterian Church (USA) rejected divestment from companies doing business with Israeli security forces in the West Bank by a 333-331 vote. A similar call was defeated more decisively at a Methodist assembly in May. And in September, the Quaker group Friends Fiduciary Corporation voted to remove a French and an American company from its financial portfolio over what it said was the companies’ involvement with Israel’s occupation of Palestinian areas. Felson said JCPA is considering asking Congress to investigate delegitimizers
of Israel and to issue a resolution against their efforts. Suggesting that American Jewish groups could retaliate by advocating against U.S. aid to the Palestinians, Felson said the signers of the letter are “opening up a Pandora’s box.” Indeed, some Presbyterians are openly angry with their leader, the Rev. Grayde Parsons, who signed the letter to Congress. "We know there's a very small, very vocal group in the Presbyterian Church that wants to see Israel punished," said the Rev. John Wimberly, co-moderator of an unofficial group called Presbyterians for Middle East Peace. "We think we represent the 70 percent of Presbyterians polled in 2009 who said that maintaining a strong diplomatic and military relationship with Israel should be a U.S. priority." He said Parsons’ signing of the letter “makes a lot of people mad and a larger number of people embarrassed." Parsons did not return JTA's calls for comment. David Brog, executive director of Christians United for Israel, a largely evangelical group often billed as the Christian AIPAC, called the move by the mainline Protestant churches to reach out to Congress an “accelerating trend” with a message for the Jewish community. “This should be a wake-up call,” said Brog, who is Jewish. “Christians will be involved in Israel and the Middle East whether Jews accept that or not. We cannot take Christian support for Israel for granted. We have to actively engage our Christian neighbors and take the case to them, so that when they are active on this issue they support Israel.” c
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Tin Angel continues tradition of warm neighborhood dining spot
Take Thyme to enjoy fresh, international flavors at new venue
The Tin Angel is often referred to as Nashvilleâ€™s original neighborhood restaurant, and it was built and is operated to be just that. A place where people can go for excellent food and service in a warm, friendly, comfortable environment, at reasonable prices. The fact that people come from near and far to visit Tin Angel doesnâ€™t make it less of a neighborhood restaurant, just a restaurant with a larger neighborhood. Opened by Vicki and Rick Bolsom in 1993, Tin Angel is one of the few historic commercial buildings left on Nashvilleâ€™s busy West End Avenue. The building has been carefully restored, from its brick walls and floors and its round freestanding fireplace built from brick salvaged from Church Street, to its period tin ceilings. Our staff members â€“ many of whom have been at the restaurant from day one â€“ care about every aspect of their dinersâ€™ pleasure. Our offerings change seasonally
Thyme CafĂŠ is Bellevueâ€™s newest cafĂŠ. Thyme is located at 95 Bellevue Road on the corner of Hicks Road and Bellevue Road inside the Genesis Campus for Jewish Life. Thyme CafĂŠ is open on Sundays and serves lunch from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. and dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. Thyme is Bellevueâ€™s only vegetarian restaurant. Thyme serves an international array of fresh made wraps, salads, personal pizzas, pastas, and other items. In addition to the regular menu items Thyme serves daily entrĂŠe and soup special, each with its own international theme. At Thyme everything is fresh. The falafel, hummus, and babaganoush are made from scratch. At Thyme you can dine in or take out. If you are in a rush, call or e-mail ahead of time for a take-out order at firstname.lastname@example.org or 669-8338. Continued on page 10
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Wine Spectator 2010 Award of Excellence
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Cool Springs 650 Frazier Drive
Belle Meade 5109 Harding Road
Franklin, TN 37067 615-778-9950
Nashville, TN 37205 615-353-0809
Next to Thomasville Furniture store
1/4 Mile past the Belle Meade Plantation
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